Personnel information: Christoph Keese becomes Executive Vice President / Dietrich von Klaeden assumes overall management of the Public Affairs department




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30.08.13

Personnel information: Christoph Keese becomes Executive Vice President / Dietrich von Klaeden assumes overall management of the Public Affairs department

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In addition to his existing duties, Christoph Keese, 49, is appointed Executive Vice President of Axel Springer AG as of September 1, 2013. In this role, he will coordinate cross-departmental issues and projects for the Executive Board. The Investor Relations and Public Affairs departments will continue to report to him.

Keese has held a number of positions with the company since 2004, including that of editor-in-chief of the WELT am SONNTAG and of WELT ONLINE. He spent the last six months in Palo Alto, California, as a Visiting Fellow.

Dr. Mathias Döpfner, Chief Executive Officer Axel Springer AG: “The transformation of our company into the leading digital media company is in full swing. Christoph Keese is well acquainted with the digital economy and has extensive journalistic experience. These are key prerequisites for the successful future development of our company.”

At the same time, Dr. Dietrich von Klaeden, 46, becomes Head of the Public Affairs department. He is currently Head of Government Relations and now assumes overall management. He will continue to report to Christoph Keese.

Christoph Keese: “Dietrich von Klaeden has done an excellent job over the past few years. The overall management is in good hands with him, allowing me to concentrate on my additional role.”

Press contact: Hendrik Lange
Tel: +49 30 2591 77651